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Book: Early Chinese work in natural science : a re-examination of the physics of motion, acoustics, astronomy and scientific thoughts

TitleEarly Chinese work in natural science : a re-examination of the physics of motion, acoustics, astronomy and scientific thoughts
Other Titles中華早期自然科學之再研究
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Issue Date1995
PublisherHong Kong : Hong Kong University Press
AbstractThis book re-examines the nature of early Chinese work in natural science, on the basis of original records analysis and artifacts discovered in recent decades by archaeological explorations of China's past. It presents a concise account of early scientific ideas and thoughts of nature, and their effect on the development of natural science. It is suggested that the traditional characterization of early Chinese work in natural science requires substantial modification. The absence of early Chinese participation in the development of 'modern' science is not, as commonly assumed, a consequence of lacking early scientific tradition in ancient China. It is argued that the concept of 'inhibitive' factors is dubious without taking their dynamical relationships into account, and that socio-economical and political influence has to be considered when seeking answers to the major setbacks in science and technology in China. The book also shows that there is no basis for the claims saying that acoustics and astronomy in China have their roots in Babylon
DescriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.242-252) and index
SubjectScience--Philosophy--China
Science--China--History
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/10421
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dc.contributor.authorChen, Cheng-Yihen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2006-06-22T09:55:44Z-
dc.date.available2006-06-22T09:55:44Z-
dc.date.issued1995en_HK
dc.identifierhttp://eproxy.lib.hku.hk/login?url=http://lib.hku.hk/cgi-bin/hkupress/title.cgi?isbn=962209385Xen_HK
dc.identifier.isbn962209385Xen_HK
dc.identifier.otherocm65352562en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/10421-
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p.242-252) and indexen_HK
dc.description.abstractThis book re-examines the nature of early Chinese work in natural science, on the basis of original records analysis and artifacts discovered in recent decades by archaeological explorations of China's past. It presents a concise account of early scientific ideas and thoughts of nature, and their effect on the development of natural science. It is suggested that the traditional characterization of early Chinese work in natural science requires substantial modification. The absence of early Chinese participation in the development of 'modern' science is not, as commonly assumed, a consequence of lacking early scientific tradition in ancient China. It is argued that the concept of 'inhibitive' factors is dubious without taking their dynamical relationships into account, and that socio-economical and political influence has to be considered when seeking answers to the major setbacks in science and technology in China. The book also shows that there is no basis for the claims saying that acoustics and astronomy in China have their roots in Babylonen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsList of Illustrationsen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsList of Tablesen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsForeworden_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsAuthor's Noteen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsAcknowledgementsen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroductionen_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsEpilogue p227en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsBibliographies p242en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontentsIndex p253en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents1 Early Chinese Work on the Physics of Motion p1en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents2 Early Chinese Work on Acoustics p19en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents3 Early Chinese Work in Astronomy p113en_HK
dc.description.tableofcontents4 Early Scientific Ideas and Thoughts of Nature in Ancient China p191en_HK
dc.format.extentxxxiii, 264 p. : ill. ; 25 cmen_HK
dc.format.extent430 bytes-
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_HK
dc.format.mimetypetext/html-
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherHong Kong : Hong Kong University Pressen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofDigital Editions from Hong Kong University Pressen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsHKU students and staff onlyen_HK
dc.subject.ddc509.51 C51en_HK
dc.subject.lcshScience--Philosophy--Chinaen_HK
dc.subject.lcshScience--China--Historyen_HK
dc.titleEarly Chinese work in natural science : a re-examination of the physics of motion, acoustics, astronomy and scientific thoughtsen_HK
dc.title.alternative中華早期自然科學之再研究zh_HK
dc.typeBooken_HK
dc.identifier.hkulb3135860en_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK

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